more outdoor dining: nyc added 40 new open streets for outdoor dining, and extended the open restaurants initiative to october. >>

‘smorg to go’: brooklyn foodies, rejoice–smorgasburg has reopened as a takeout-only food hub, operating seven days a week with 10 participating vendors rotating out each week. customers can place their orders on the ‘smorg to go’ website, and pick up their food at a centralized spot on the williamsburg lot. >>

the rubin museum online: chelsea’s rubin museum has started publishing an online database of its entire collection of 3,800 objects spanning more than 1,500 years. 300 paintings, sculptures, and ritual objects are currently available to view. free. >>

museum from home: jean-michel basquiat virtual tour: get up close and personal with basquiat works as you explore the brant foundation’s 2019 exhibition dedicated to the nyc artist’s ’80s paintings. free. >>

shout shout let it all out: scream into your phone and have it played on an outdoor speaker in iceland. >>


what the fact?! daily trivia: daily trivia: july 20, 1969: in 1962, a sportswriter made a disparaging remark about baseball’s gaylord perry: ‘man will land on the moon before gaylord perry hits a home run.’ seven years later, on july 20, 1969, man landed on the moon. an hour later, perry hit his first home run. discover more weird and unusual moments from history with what the fact?! 365 strange days in history.

everything you need to know about this week’s phase 4 of reopening in nyc: low-risk outdoor arts + entertainment (zoos, gardens, etc.), media production, and more can resume with restrictions. indoor cultural institutions, venues, movie theaters, and gyms will continue to be closed. as always: wear a mask. >>

thru 8/1: experience the sounds of lincoln center: each organization at lincoln center, as well as staff and community partners, has put together curated spotify and apple music playlists. during the day, you can also enjoy the music played over speakers at the lincoln center campus. >>

mon 7pm: fermented nut cheeses: you’ll go nuts for non-dairy cheese during this online class led by contraband ferments’ cheryl paswater, who will teach you how to make your own dairy-free, probiotic-rich nut-based cheeses. cashew there! presented by brooklyn brainery. zoom, $15. >>

mon 7pm (weekly thru 8/24): free writing session: an appointment with emily and your chair: break through writer’s block during a community writing session led by author and editor emily chenoweth (hello goodbye), who’ll provide prompts to help you flesh out your characters and strengthen your story. zoom, free. >>

mon 7pm: a conversation with the stars of the alienist: angel of darkness: actors daniel brühl, luke evans, and dakota fanning discuss the new season of the alienist, tnt’s turn-of-the-century mystery series based on caleb carr’s bestselling novels, in a conversation with a.v. club editor-in-chief patrick gomez. presented by 92y. free (donations welcome). >>

mon 8pm: isn’t she funny: the stand-up comedy show with a dude-free lineup features kristin seltman, meghan o’malley, and doreen watson. hosted by carly montag, emily walsh, and marisa riley. dudes and non-dudes welcome. zoom, free (rsvp). >>


tues (ongoing): the new york botanic garden reservations open: bask in the natural beauty of the 250-acre new york botanic garden (bronx), reopening to members, bronx neighbors, and local health care workers today and the general public on 7/28. $22 general, $19 students/seniors (reservations are required). >>

tues 11am: hunter@home: looking at cubist collage: it’s hip to be square: delve into the history and artistry of the papier collé (pasted paper) cubist collages of pablo picasso, george braque, and juan gris during a talk by hunter college art history professor emily braun. a q+a follows. zoom, free. >>

tues 1pm: united nations association of new york book talk: twilight of democracy: why are leaders of democracies around the world turning toward nationalism and authoritarianism, and what is the path back to democratic values? pulitzer prize-winning historian anne applebaum shares her new book, twilight of democracy: the seductive lure of authoritarianism, in a conversation with pushkin industries co-founder jacob weisberg. presented by mcnally jackson booksellers. zoom, free. >>

tues 2pm (+ 7/23): live with carnegie hall: the online series featuring live musical performances, storytelling, and conversations with world-class artists continues with a centenary tribute to violinist isaac stern featuring yo-yo ma, itzhak perlman, and more (tues), and a performance and conversation with tony-winning actor/singer audra mcdonald, hosted by mo rocca (thurs). free. >>

tues 4pm: unfinished work: representation and democracy: in an election year that marks the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, who still faces obstacles to voting, and what can be done to change that? new york times deputy politics editor rachel dry brings together puerto rico congresswoman jennifer gonzález-colón, fair fight action ceo lauren groh-wargo, and rutgers political science professor melanye price to reflect on how voting power really works in the u.s. and how many people are still fighting for the right to vote. free. >>

tues 6pm: herbal cocktails + mocktails: try your hand at some plant-based mixology at this webinar, where you’ll be introduced to using leaves, flowers, barks, seeds and berries into a range of bases for both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. presented by brooklyn brainery. zoom, $16. >>

tues 6pm (+ 7/23 12pm): art history from home: abstracted bodies: a series of 30-minute online talks by the whitney musem’s teaching fellows highlights works in the museum’s collection and recent exhibitions to illuminate topics in american art from 1900 to the present. this week’s sessions will explore queer belonging (tuesday) and collective memory in contemporary black art (thursday). zoom, free. >>

tues 7pm: profs + pints: the truth behind white picket fences: get schooled when you tune in to profs and pints, a lecture series that brings college professors into bars, cafés, and now your room. trinity washington university assistant professor allen pietrobon delivers this evening’s talk on the harsh realities of race, class, and gender in the 1950s american suburb. crowdcast, $12. >>

tues 7pm (tuesdays thru 10/27): broadway buskers: broadway actors and composers give free virtual performances during the annual broadway buskers concert series, hosted by ben cameron. the beginning of the season includes performers who have appeared in ain’t too proud, come from away, the great comet, the addams family and more. facebook and website, free (donations will benefit broadway cares/equity fights aids’ covid-19 emergency assistance fund and the broadway advocacy coalition). >>

tues 7:30pm (weekly): glass houses comedy show: comedians throw standup stones at rebecca kaplan’s comedy show, featuring myq kaplan (comedy central), dustin chafin (comedy central), jenny saldana (hbo), jay king wack, and reuben wolf. zoom, free (donations welcome). >>

tues 8pm: the science of attraction: relationship coach and author dr. marisa t. cohen delivers a science-based talk on interpersonal and physical attraction, outlining how participants can initiate closeness and create a physical connection. zoom, pay-what-you-want ($5+ suggested). >>

tues 8pm: mst3k’s the mads online riffing show: glen or glenda: mystery science theater 3000 stars trace beaulieu and frank conniff live-riff through ed wood’s 1953 cult classic film, glen or glenda, with a q+a afterwards. a portion of proceeds from the event will benefit naacp empowerment programs. youtube, $10. >>


weds thru 8/1: shenyc summer theater festival: the fifth annual showcase of up-and-coming women-identifying playwrights and composers includes a musical reimagining of pride and prejudice, a play about egg donors and the egg donation industry, a dungeons + dragons-related screen capture comedy, and more. zoom, $5. >>

weds thru sun: san diego comic con @ home: ‘attend’ sdcc’s many panels, exhibits, and vendor shops via the comfort of your home. youtube, free. >>

weds thru sun: typographics online design festival: have a helvetica good time at the sixth annual typographics conference, complete with an international roster of speakers, workshops, demos, tours, a virtual book fair, and more. multiple platforms, free. >>

weds 1pm: liquid vacation: a history of tiki cocktails: get a taste of the tropics during a conversation on the history of tiki drinks and culture, featuring tiki connoisseur and author jeff berry, mixologist brian miller, and eve bergeron, granddaughter of mai tai inventor ‘trader vic’ bergeron. moderated by new york times cocktail writer robert simonson. presented by the brooklyn historical society. zoom, free. >>

weds 4pm: from mummies to mariners: a conversation on tattoo history: this talk will really get under your skin: daredevil tattoo co-founder michelle myles discusses the art of tattooing through the ages, from prehistoric mummies to the 1770s voyages of james cook to the present day, drawing from 20th century artifacts from the south street seaport museum’s collection. moderated by collections director martina caruso. presented by the south street seaport museum. zoom, free. >>

sponsored: weds 5:30pm: the long island estates that inspired the great gatsby: ‘explore’ the magnificent estates and mansions of long island’s ‘gold coast’ that are believed to have inspired f. scott fitzgerald’s the great gatsby during this digital presentation led by historian gary lawrence. $10. >>

weds 6pm: emma dabiri – twisted: the tangled history of black hair culture – with tope folarin: guardian contributor and bbc race correspondent emma dabiri shares her new book, twisted, a collection of essays exploring how black hair has been appropriated and stigmatized throughout history, from pre-colonial africa to kim kardashian’s braids. in conversation with writer tope folarin (a particular kind of black man). presented by dc’s politics and prose bookstore. crowdcast, free (contributions welcome). >>

weds 6pm: the paris review: readings from the summer isssue: join the paris review’s editor, emily nemens, for a tour through the summer issue, featuring readings by several contributors and a conversation about translation. zoom, free. >>

weds 7:30pm: dw gibson on 14 miles: building the border wall with luis alberto urrea: journalist dw gibson shares his new book, 14 miles: building the border wall, an on-the-ground account of the construction of trump’s border wall in san diego and its impact on the lives of local residents, in a conversation with writer luis alberto urrea (the house of broken angels). presented by the center for fiction. crowdcast, free (donations welcome). >>

sponsored: weds 7:30pm (weekly thru 9/30, weather permitting): outdoor cinema and trivia at parklife: enjoy cocktails and food (available for purchase) while watching a movie and playing pre-show trivia at parklife’s outdoor space in gowanus. tonight’s film: a league of their own. rain date: thursday. presented by the skint and the briefly. free admission. >>

weds 8pm: 80s + 90s tv party: laugh and drink along as you watch reruns of classic 80s and 90s sitcom episodes during secretformula’s streaming party. zoom, $5. >>


we know there’s no shortage of sources for news and safety updates. what is scarce is periodic distraction. so for the time being, in keeping with our efforts to support our performance and cultural community, the skint will be sending out periodic emails about local event streams and other related resources to help occupy your time. if you know of something that might fit the bill, feel free to send us the details using the contact form on our website.

stay safe and healthy.

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